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Simply^Ride 05-20-2008 06:55 PM

First day with my new board
 
Well we got there around noon and the winds were blowing hard, what I didn't know was that fast winds are not good for cable riding. It gets the water extremely choppy and in a sense hard to ride the water. To my surprised my new board turned out to be a great ride nice and stable and great for carving. I am still debating if I should remove the fins to get a bit more of mobility in the water.

Today I worked in my positioning and in those DAMN FUCKING CORNERS, I got the first one mastered but the other 3 are still giving me shit. The manager said that the conditions were not helping at all. I must of done about 23 runs in two hours, orcourse half of the time I spent walking back to the launching site :(.

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I got much better at talking off.

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My positioning got much better, I am finally leaning back and relaxing my upper body a little more.

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Attempting a carve, those things are fun.

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And thats me walking again and again and again.


Thoris kind of gave up on me, he tried a couple of times and then sat down to chat with other riders.

I would love to hit the place one more time this week, but ill have to wait and see how I feel tomorrow.

You guys have to hear this one, I asked the attendant "so are there any Alligators here?" and he responds "no" then pauses for a few seconds and then he asks me "why? did you see any?". Shit thats not too reassuring, then he mentioned that they had some turtles and other animals, but no alligator sightings.

snowgypsy 05-20-2008 07:53 PM

Damn thats fucking awesome!! Did you know there are only 8 or so cable parks in North America? You are soooo lucky!!

Gustov 05-21-2008 07:48 AM

that's awesome that you have a cable park close by, i didn't even know they existed until about 2 weeks ago. i've been wanting to wakeboard my whole life basically. i've been going to lake cumberland, kentucky for my whole life and i've never tried it, kinda sad. i think i might finally buy a board this summer to subdue my snowboarding itch. you've never been behind a boat on your board have you? there's nothing like having that actual wake to play with. by the way, what kind of board did you get?

Simply^Ride 05-21-2008 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by snowgypsy (Post 51914)
Damn thats fucking awesome!! Did you know there are only 8 or so cable parks in North America? You are soooo lucky!!

Yeah I found that out recently, I had a blast yesterday.

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Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 51934)
Nice job! You will get the hang of it in no time. You are a good snowboarder to be riding so well in such a short time, so this will come pretty quick to you I am sure. That looks fun. So how does the cable system work?

I am not sure if it's an electric system or gas I would have to find that out. There is a platform in the bottom were you wait in line for your turn, then the operating guy gives you the handle and you are good to go. Your line is hooked to the cable and get ready for the pull of your life, you go from o to 30km in 1 second or so, it fucking pulls. I am actually not that sore today, so I am thinking that I might be able to go either tomorrow or this coming weekend. It's kind of a pity that Thoris bailed out on me, to be honest I think he is scared of the water, the thing is dark and well FL is known for alligators so I don't blame him at all. He claims that he might try it again later on.

I will take a video of the system for you, next time I visit.

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Originally Posted by Gustov (Post 51938)
you've never been behind a boat on your board have you? there's nothing like having that actual wake to play with. by the way, what kind of board did you get?

The answer is yes I have been behind a boat but not with a wake board, I have been but on a knee board and on skis. This was done when I was younger back in Colombia, my uncle owns a small private island in a huge man made damn and well we used to hit that place very often . It was a blast we had a couple of boats, 1 wave runner, every kind of ski, knee board, and other goodies. I even went parachuting we had a couple of those, they are the best buy far.

My new board is an O'brien Ace, it's their entry level board for 08, the funny thing is that the board has the same body of their pro board. The board is not forgiving and you have to know how to handle it, the boots are very comfy and fast to lace in and out off. I paid $250 for it, it came with the boots as well, not a bad deal to start with.

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Gustov 05-21-2008 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Simply^Ride (Post 51940)
The answer is yes I have been behind a boat but not with a wake board, I have been but on a knee board and on skis.

that's the same experience i have. i find that both of those get kinda boring after a little while though, that's why i want to try wakeboarding. i do like tubing though, there's nothing like hanging on for life while the driver is trying to make you experience some pain :laugh:

both your boards look nice next to each other by the way.

Simply^Ride 05-21-2008 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Gustov (Post 51943)
that's the same experience i have. i find that both of those get kinda boring after a little while though, that's why i want to try wakeboarding. i do like tubing though, there's nothing like hanging on for life while the driver is trying to make you experience some pain :laugh:

both your boards look nice next to each other by the way.

Tubing is a blast and whats even better are those banana things that hold like 6 people, damn you can take some nasty hits on those things.

Gustov 05-21-2008 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Simply^Ride (Post 51955)
Tubing is a blast and whats even better are those banana things that hold like 6 people, damn you can take some nasty hits on those things.

yeah i've never been on those, i see em all the time tho. i really wanna try one of those tubes that are like V shaped and have like webbing in them that makes the tube lift off into the air when you get going fast enough.

i'm goin down to my cabin this weekend and i'll probably look at boards in some of the dock's shops. the water probably won't really be warm enough to swim in though, it's been a cold spring.

Simply^Ride 05-25-2008 12:36 AM

^^^^^^^ I know I am preposting, but how did it go at the cabin? You shopped around for a board?


I can't wait till Tuesday so I can get a couple of hours in the water and actually get around the course at least one time :laugh:

nzboardlife 05-25-2008 03:13 AM

ill hook it up with some shots of y familys boat and some waking trips when i can find the pics :)

Simply^Ride 05-27-2008 11:09 AM

So I went today for my weekly ride at the park and guess what; they were closed for maintenance. Personally I think they were hunting for crocks, oh well I guess ill just go tomorrow. I was looking forward to finally completing a full run today.


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